Addon Features FileMaker 13

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Information about Addon Features FileMaker 13

Published on March 7, 2014

Author: MindfireSolutions



This presentation is all about FileMaker 13 AddOns. What are new AddOn Features and how they can be used on.

FileMaker 13 Addon Features Presenter: Manjit Behera, Mindfire Solutions Date: 30/01/2014

About Me FM0-305/307 - FileMaker 11 and 12 certified developer Skills: FileMaker 9-13, Oracle 10g, HTML 3, CSS, Javascript, PHP. Connect Me: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter: Google+: Contact Me: Email: / Skype: mfsi_manjitb Presenter: Manjit Behera, Mindfire Solutions

Agenda Introduction to Filemaker 13 Basic changes in Filemaker 13 New Features of Filemaker 13 Benefits for upgrade to Filemaker 13 Features not available in Filemaker 13 Presenter: Manjit Behera, Mindfire Solutions

Introduction to Filemaker 13 3rd December 2013 at SANTA CLARA, California Filemaker Inc unveiled the next-generation platform for business productivity: FileMaker 13. FileMaker 13 includes more than 50 new features.

Basic changes in Filemaker 13 Database support - RDMS File type – Filemaker Pro (.fmp12) Logo Cache Size – Default Cache size increased to 128MB FM11 FM12 FM13

Addon Features in FileMaker 13 FileMaker 13 includes more than 50 new features. DESIGNING FEATURES (Theme,Objects and Styling) FUNCTIONS SCRIPTING (Script Steps, script trigger) DATABASE HOSTING (Filemaker Server, Webdirect)

Design Features FileMaker 13 comes with much advanced features for designing. Layout Management Theme Advanced Objects Object Styling

Layout Management - Layout design enhancements: Redesigned New Layout/Report assistant Create layouts and reports that are optimized for the devices they'll be used on, with predefined screen dimensions, views, and themes for viewing on computer, iPhone, and iPad screens, or for printing in a variety of formats. - Undo/Redo Changes: Undo and redo changes to layouts even after you've saved the layout or previewed the layout in Browse mode. - Page Breaks Control: Show or hide page breaks in Layout mode.

Theme Enhanced options for managing styles and themes – Apply formatting styles to layout objects, parts, and backgrounds to promote a consistent look throughout your solutions. - Create New Theme - Import Theme from other files - Save Theme

Advanced Objects Popover: Create popovers to allow you to work with fields and other objects without having to move to another layout/window. Slide Control: Create multi-panel slide controls to allow you to group objects in separate slide panels. How to Create Slide Control in FileMaker How to create Popover in Filemaker

Object Styling Control object visibility: Hide or show layout objects by indicating whether an object is hidden or displayed depending on a specific condition or calculation. Field Picker: Using the Field Picker dialog box drag the fields to the layout. Object type selection: Use the drop-down list in the Appearance tab of the Inspector to select and style objects with multiple parts (such as portals or slide controls). Shadows and padding: Apply shadows and padding to objects in the new Advanced Graphic area of the Inspector. Improved object moving and resizing: Duplicating objects with “snapto”,Resizing multiple objects and Dynamic guides etc. Dynamic Naming to Tab Object: Can give tab name by providing a calculation.

Functions New Functions: Base64Decode Base64Encode Get(ConnectionAttributes) GetContainerAttribute Get(CurrentTimeUTCMilliseconds) Get(Device) Get(EncryptionState) Get(NetworkType) Get(ScriptAnimationState) Get(TriggerGestureInfo) Get(WindowOrientation)

Functions Changed Functions: GetLayoutObjectAttribute(): isFrontTabPanel -> isFrontPanel, isObjectHidden Get(TriggerCurrentTabPanel) -> Get(TriggerCurrentPanel) Get(TriggerTargetTabPanel) -> Get(TriggerTargetPanel)

Scripting Enhancements to script steps Improvements to Show Compatibility: Added with new options like Macintosh and Windows.  Improvement to 'Show Custom Dialog': You can create a button label based on a calculation.  Execute SQL script step compatibility: Compatible with FileMaker Server, WebDirect and CWP  New script steps Insert From Device  Open Manage Themes  Perform Script On Server  Refresh Object  Set Script Animation  Upload To FileMaker Server 

Database Hosting Filemaker Server: Upload files to FileMaker Server  WebDirect: Use FileMaker WebDirect technology to access layouts from FileMaker Pro databases in a web browser.  Webdirect: With FileMaker WebDirect, you don’t need to use coding tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript to create robust solutions for the web. For FileMaker Webdirect files should be hosted by FileMaker Server. - Desktop style interaction: Use themes, styles, charts, menus, and more. Even drag and drop files into container fields. - Live updates: Get instant access to changes in your data or solution no need to refresh your browser. - Automated processes: Enable scripts, calculations and conditional formatting to validate data and streamline workflow. Example:

Benefits for upgrade to Filemaker 13 On upgrade to Filemaker 13 you will get attractive interface with lots of new features. Faster database operation. Get support to inserting multimedia like sound, videos into container fields.

Features not available in Filemaker 13 Instant Web Publishing: FileMaker Pro no longer hosts database files via Instant Web Publishing. Exporting and saving records in Excel .xls format – FileMaker 13 no longer supports exporting or saving records in Excel 95-2004 Workbook (.xls) format.

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